Missing Clarion teen's mother pleads for her return as police expand search



CLARION, Pa. - The search for a missing 13-year-old who Clarion police said on Friday could be with a 31-year-old man has expanded.

Investigators said Alexandria Kaitlynn Sewell was last seen leaving her home in Clarion on Thursday around 2 a.m.

Police said at the time, she was carrying a backpack and wearing black pants and a black jacket.

Alexandria is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall with brown eyes and black hair. Investigators said Alexandria is known to dye her hair and it could be a different color.

 Clarion District Attorney Mark Aaron and police said they have identified Joshua Baker, 31, of Leeper, as a person of interest in the case.  

“[Baker] had been having communication with the juvenile, and he also disappeared from the area Wednesday under suspicious circumstances,” said Aaron.

Officers said the Baker and Alexandria may be traveling together in a 2007 red Subaru Forester with Pennsylvania plates.

The police and family said their attempts to reach Baker or Alexandria have been unsuccessful.

Alexandria’s mother, Jaime Sewell, pleaded on Friday evening for her daughter to return home safely.

"Alex, if you can hear me, I love you so much. I've loved you since before you were born. You will always be my baby, and I just want you to come home, sweetie. I love you more than anything," said Jaime

Anyone with information is asked to call Clarion Borough Police at 814-226-9140.